How do you bathe your dog?

@lilcee (2704)
United States
September 16, 2008 2:08pm CST
I know I don't bathe my dog as much as she needs it. When I do bathe her, I use a hose and get her wet, then soap her up and rinse her off. How often do you bathe your dog and how do you do it? Do you have a special shampoo you like to use? I don't have any special kind of shampoo. I use whatever I have.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
16 Sep 08
We do bathe our dog. My husband puts the little guy in the bathtub maybe twice a year. It's not often enough but he has a back problem and there is no point in making him move around or slip. He's a little Dashaund so he fits real well in the tub. We use dog tearless puppy shampoo.
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Hi, thanks for the reply. I wouldn't be able to put our dog in the tub because of my back. Plus, her hair would clog the drain LOL. But, if I had a small dog like yours, that's what I would do too. It would be a lot easier.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I have a messed up back too and that's why I can't bathe him. The last sentence should have read....We use tearless puppy shampoo. Forgot to remove the word, dog!
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Thanks for giving me the best response.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I don't have a dog but my daughter does and she pretty much bathe her dog the same way you bathe yours, some time she takes her to the vet or groomer and let them bathe her she is a big dog a Siberian Husky, she was a house dog, now she stays out in the yard a lot, my daughter bought a house with a fenced in yard. The dog loves it.
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
16 Sep 08
My dog is an outside dog. We have a large fenced yard. She love it too. Thanks for the reply.
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@gwoman2 (711)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Hi Lilcee, our doggie, Karma, a red nose Pit bull doesn't like to get wet so Petsmart, Petsmart, Petsmart every two weeks!! She loves it there. Now we have another Pit, a blue nose and we don't know him well enough yet...just got him last Friday...but he too will be visiting Petsmart this weekend, like it or not...doggies should be groomed and kept clean even if they diagree with us!! LOL Lucky you that you can bathe yours! ~G~
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Hi, thank you for the reply. It's good you can take them to get groomed. Sometimes I think I should take mine but I can't afford it right now.
@gwoman2 (711)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Hi again Lilcee, just to let you know, I think that bathing them yourself is better because it's more personal and it certainly is better than no bath at all...the only reason we HAVE to do this is #1 they both are Pit Bulls and believe me they are not small Karma is about 75 pounds, yes she's on a diet! and Gage is about 65-70 but being the male he is way stronger than Karma and he's taller too!!and #2 which should really be #1 I couldn't afford it either...they are actually my oldest daughter's doggies, but since we share a house we also share our pets, my 4 kiddies and the two doggies...she has the "garage" (It was a salon so it's hooked up really nice)and I have the house...and she works 5 jobs, yes Lilcee, 5...she is a jack of all trades, she can be an executive secretary and later on can work construction type work and also catering...God bless her energy, I had it too back when I was 33...not any more...55 now, LOL Do you know that bathing your pet or pets brings both of you closer together? Which is how it should be. Stay cool, stay well and never, never stress :-) ~G~
• India
17 Sep 08
Hi friend, I don't have a dog.So i can't answer your discussion. Have a nice day.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
17 Sep 08
That's ok. Thanks for the reply and have a nice day.
@bunnybon7 (36901)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Sep 08
i have a little dog. i try not to bathe her much because the vet said its best not to. she has sensitive skin. when it does come time she hides. my other dog taught her that before he passed away. dont know why because she always feels so good after a bath. runs and plays and all.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
17 Sep 08
LOL, that sounds just like my dogs. The bigger one could always tell when I was going to give him a bath. He would run and hide so I had to be sneaky. The little one usually is no problem tho. Thanks for the reply
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Our dog is so small that I actually bathe her in the downstairs bathroom sink. I used a special apple-scented dog shampoo and I try to give her a bath every week or every other week, depending on when she gets her flea treatment every month.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
16 Sep 08
That's cool that you can do that. Thanks for the reply
@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
29 Apr 09
Hi there lilcee, i close the door when i bath my Rado, I used shampoo from http://www.drsfostersmith.com/ but they have it in here at local store every week. he hate when water falling in his face. But when the job is done, he running happy around o dry his wet fur. happy posting always, xoxo'dian from bali island.
@biggerb (2028)
• India
17 Sep 08
I bathe my dog once a week.Initially he was afraid of bathing so we just used the hose like you.What i found was, using the hose was not good.The water got into his ears and he had a severe ear infection.My vet advised me never to use the hose.Then slowly I cajoled him and got him to bathe,I use the mug wet him, then soap him with a shampoo and wash him up.I dry him with a towel then I keep him in the sun for a while.I tried using the hair dryer but he is petrified of the sound so I gave up.I always use a dog soap and a dog shampoo.I found when I use the normal soap and shampoo that we use his hair drops alot.So now I stick to the special products for dogs.